Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 PL Cover Page

Today I'm sharing my 2016 cover page. I used the Arendal kit
by Studio Calico to create this page. 

 I use a 9x12 for most of my spreads, I love the smaller format
compared to 12x12, it's still offers plenty of room for weekly
documentation. My favourite type of page protectors is the 
9 3x4 picture slots. 

My goal for my cover page was to have everyone
in our little family showcased individually.
Since it was winter, we all bundled up and went 
outside in front of our garage where I took pictures
of everyone. Now I'm starting a new album for the second
half of the year and will have to do this again. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let's talk planners...

Seems like I’ve recently developed an obsession with planners. I love them all! And a new one always seems to catch my eye. Some of my favorites include Studio Calico’s Hello Forever planner and Mambi Happy Planner.

For as long as I can remember I have been using a planner, even way back in high school I would use one for my assignments. Even to this day I much prefer a planner over an electronic option. I love to see all my plans written out along with my goals. 

For the longest time I used the horizontal option of planner but this past year I discovered the vertical option which I love. There’s just something about all those columns lined up neatly. It works for me.

I was so thrilled to see that Studio Calico has just release the vertical option; my lovely grey planner now needs an update.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lost River - Studio Calico Sneaks

I'm so excited to be contributing to the September gallery for
Studio Calico. The September kits - Lost River are absolutely
amazing!!! This month I created 4 layouts and a PL spread, 
and I think I might still have a couple of projects ahead. 
The kits are that good, I can't stop creating.

Here are a couple of sneaks, you can see the rest along
with the amazing sneaks from the CT in the gallery.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My tiny workspace

My scrap space has evolved throughout the years. This change
was mostly influenced by our growing family. At first I had the spare
bedroom as my dedicated scrap space, then I moved to a corner
of the basement/play room and now I'm in a tiny corner of
our master bedroom. And I have to admit that this is 
my favourite space yet. I love the natural light and mostly
my standing desk. 

Since space is at a premium I have to be careful not to 
let things pile up and think this has worked out fairly well 
for me. This armoire from Ikea is ideal for storing all my supplies.

Of course I also have lots of baskets and a trusty Raskog
cart from Ikea.

As you can see working with a small space really is possible. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

DITL 4x4 mini album

Last year I participated in Ali Edwards DITL and opted to 
create a small 4x4 album to showcase my pictures. 

I opted for a simple design but really is there such a thing
when creating a mini album. I added lots of 3x4 journaling
cards for accents but also to showcase my journaling. 
I created layers using tags, transparencies and other accents. 
I love how this turned out, here are some of my
favourite pages. I hope you will
also be inspired to create a 4x4 album for your next DITL.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Studio Calico - June Main Documenter Kit

I'm a bit late posting my June projects for Studio Calico,
so here's my first project.  
This spread is one of my fave projects for that month. 
I only used the Documenter kit, this kit was so
good that it didn't need anything else. 

I love using the 6x12 format every once in a while, 
it's a fun size and perfect for showcasing 4x6 pics. 

I'll share more soon!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Summer Faves - Studio Calico

I shared this layout last week on the Studio Calico website
and thought it would be a good idea to share on the little old blog
as well. 

This is my 3rd layout that I created with the July kits, i love the
soft colour palette paired with the bold alpha and fun
summer accents. 

This layout came together while i was working on another layout, 
using the 4x6 paper pad I created layers that would
anchor my photograph. This is a fun and easy way to use up
the paper pads that compliment the monthly kits.